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Rider teachers react, adapt to new environments

Rider teachers react, adapt to new environments

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

September 18, 2020

When Rider students were given Chromebooks to use in class three years ago, little did they know they'd be using the computers to talk with peers both in class and remote. Teachers are also having to make adjustments, altering the way they lecture and deliver their assignments in this ever-changi...

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

The Rider volleyball team opens the season Tuesday night against Iowa Park. With a new year comes new players, dynamics and challenges. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Alysha Humpert to discuss COVID changes, strengths and new faces for the 2020 season. Q: What are the biggest changes ...

Philanthropy “masked” for charities

Philanthropy

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 15, 2020

“Why are you wearing a mask?” “They’re terribly comfortable,” Wesley said in The Princess Bride, “I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”  Who knew such a simple phrase could ultimately predict the future 33 years later?  With the rise of COVID-19 cases, masks have b...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions in place, we are still overcrowded. There is an obvious long term solution: letting sophomor...

Rider staff, students remember Simmons fondly

Michael Simmons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

September 11, 2020

Rider High School lost a beloved member of its staff Monday when longtime coach Michael Simmons passed away at the age of 54.  Simmons spent the past seven years teaching physical education at Rider. Before he came to campus, Simmons also worked at Zundy and spent a decade serving in the militar...

College recruitment changes during pandemic

College recruitment changes during pandemic

Melina Stewart, Reporter

September 11, 2020

All over the world, COVID-19 has altered numerous parts of our lives, from going out in public and taking health care precautions to upcoming high school graduates and their college plans. Rider seniors Kaitlin Anglin, Jed Castles and Ranse Radtke all faced similar college recruitment challenges duri...

CEC adapts to virtual learning challenges

Some classes at the CEC require students to be face-to-face learners.

Sidney Lott, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Chad Johnson is like any other teacher, juggling with adjusting the equipment used in his class.  Johnson works at both Rider High School and the Career and Education Center (CEC) where he teaches graphic design and audio/video production. He is having to use alternate software this year because o...

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 9, 2020

The first three weeks of school have come and gone, and there are several lessons to be learned for those in online classrooms. Here are seven tips for remote learners on how to maximize a virtual learning experience: Use your voice Remember that the virtual students are bunched together on the teacher...

Changing Keys

The Pride of the Raiders Band practices in the mornings before school starts.

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Across the nation, teachers have been forced to adjust their classes to new social distancing policies in order to keep students safe. Some fine arts courses such as choir and band are having to adapt to fit the new health and safety regulations.  “We had to change the order of how we sing in class,” assist...

5 ways COVID-19 has changed college admissions for ’21

Midwestern State University

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 1, 2020

Similar to many other aspects of today’s world, the college admissions process has been disturbed by the spread of the coronavirus around the country. From changing standardized testing requirements to modifying interview formats, here are five substantial alterations to the 2020-21 college applicat...

Q/A with Ashtyn Huff about her wedding during pandemic, new role

Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff discusses getting married in a pandemic and her new role as a cheerleading coach.

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor

August 31, 2020

Another summer has come and gone, but needless to say this one was different for teacher Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff. Not only did Huff prepare for a second year teaching in a global pandemic, but she also had to pick out a dress and plan a honeymoon for her Aug. 1 wedding. On top of all that, Huff added ...

Meet The Rider Chronicle Staff

Meet The Rider Chronicle Staff

The Rider Chronicle Staff

August 31, 2020

The Rider Chronicle's staff has grown to seven members for this school year. Their goal is to work together to share the latest news, sports, trends and current events on campus with their readers. Introducing the 2020-2021 Rider Chronicle Staff: Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief Since joining The Ri...

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